Russian security services may be looking for as many as four "black widow" suicide bombers that are attempting to disrupt the Sochi Olympic Games and one female suspect may have already made it past the ring of security, according to reports from ABC News and NBC News.
The suspect believed to be inside the security ring is described as a young widow of an Islamic militant that was killed by Russian forces. She is described as having a limp in her right leg, a left arm that doesn't bend at the elbow and a large scar on her cheek.
She is believed to be affiliated with the Caucasus Emirate, a terror group that has threatened attacks against the 2014 Winter Olympics. The group has previously used "black widows" because they are harder to identify by security forces.
One U.S. representative told ABC News that he planned on being in Sochi on Monday to assess the situation (via USA Today):
Rep. Michael McCaul (Texas-R) said he planned to be in Sochi today to assess the situation. "All the briefings that I've received, from the intelligence community to the FBI and others, indicate that there are serious concerns, and that we need to do a lot to step up security. I do believe (Vladimir) Putin is doing a lot of that," said McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, on ABC's This Week.
The Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi is scheduled for Feb. 7, 2014.